30 people to stand for Rotorua Trust spots

Thirty local people have put themselves forward to be considered for the six trustees spots on the Rotorua Trust – with nominations for the 2019 elections now closed.

The nominees are: Carol (Kararaina) Beckett, Kylie Brackfield, Gregg Brown, Hasmukh (Hari) Chhagan, Tamati Coffey, Mike Dingwall, Stewart Edward, Adam Ellis, Jane Eynon-Richards, Ben Hingston, Jenny Hotch, Karen Hunt, Mike Keefe, Jo-Anne La Grouw, Gavin Long, Philip Macalister, Brett Marvelly, Trevor Maxwell, Darren McGarvie, Raina Meha, Jan Middlemiss, Watu Mihinui, Murray Patchell, Katie Paul, Alison Perrin, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Gabrielle Thurston, Paulene Walsh, Charlie Windell and Kevin Winters.

Trust manager Tony Gill says the Trust has a significant role to play in the Rotorua community, having gifted more than $112 million since it was formed 25 years ago.

With the kaupapa of making a better Rotorua for all, through effective management of the Trust funds and support of charitable causes within the Rotorua district, Trustees have an important role to play in making a difference to the community.

“It’s now up to the people of Rotorua to do their bit and help shape the future of the Trust and our community, by voting for the candidates they think can best enact that kaupapa.”

Mr Gill is encouraging people to ensure they have their say when voting papers come out on November 1.

To find out more about the Trust go to www.rotoruatrust.org.nz.

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